- Sunan Bonang
Sunan Bonang, whose real name was Raden Maulana Makdum Ibrahim, was born in
Tuban, East Javain 1465 and died in 1525 at Pulau Baweancite web|url=http://www.republika.co.id/suplemen/cetak_detail.asp?mid=5&id=146550&kat_id=105&kat_id1=147&kat_id2=185 | accessdate=2007-01-10 | title=Berdakwah dengan Tembang 'Tombo Ati' | publisher=Republika ] .
He was a descendant of
Majapahitnobility in Tuban - Chinese captain Gan Eng Cu. His father was also a Sunan(Ampel), and was also of Chinese descent. [cite book | last =Muljana | first =Prof. Dr. Slamet | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = RUNTUHNYA KERAJAAN HINDU-JAWA DAN TIMBULNYA NEGARA-NEGARA ISLAM DI NUSANTARA | publisher =LKiS | date =2005 | location =Yogyakarta | pages =p. 86-101. | id = ISBN 979-8451-16-3 ] . After becoming a prominent ulama, he tried to make ordinary Javanese familiar with Islam. He achieved it through art.
He changed traditional Javanese songs, which had been heavily influenced by Hindu philosophy, and incorporated Islamic thought. He also employed
gamelanas medium of Islamic learning. One of his teachings is Tombo Ati, which literally mean 'Cures of the Heart.'
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